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What About Metric?

Description: Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards discussing the reasons that the U.S. decided passed the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and provides tables, illustrations, and formulas for converting between customary units and metric units of measuring weight, length, volume, and temperature. It also includes a discussion of how one might expect to use metric measurements in the marketplace, in the home, and at work.
Date: October 1976
Creator: Barbrow, Louis E. & Halpin, Suellen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

America Joins a Metric World

Description: Pamphlet issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards discussing the Metric Conversion Act of 1975, the work of the U.S. Metric Board, and how government agencies are facilitating a switch to the metric system.
Date: February 1976
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[United States National Bureau of Standards Metric Conversion Card]

Description: Conversion card issued by the United States National Bureau of Standards containing conversion information for length, area, mass (weight), volume, and temperature (exact). The front lists "Approximate Conversions to Metric Measures" and includes a continuum of temperatures at the bottom and a centimeter ruler along the right side (to 8 cm.). The back of the card lists "Approximate Conversions from Metric Measures" and includes an inch ruler along the right side (to 3 in.).
Date: May 1976
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

NBS Metric Kit : Official Metric Information

Description: Kit issued by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards containing materials regarding conversion to the metric system of measurement. The kit includes a letter of introduction; an order form; two plastic cards printed with rulers and conversion information; and four booklets that discuss how the metric system is different from the English system of measurement, why America should switch, and reference materials for converting.
Date: 1977?
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from the United States National Bureau of Standards]

Description: Letter from the acting director of the U.S. National Bureau of Standards introducing the materials in the NBS Metric Kit. The kit was compiled to support the Metric Conversion Act, signed in December 1975, which would convert measurements used in the United States to the metric system of measurement. Includes an order form for additional materials and the metric kit envelope.
Date: 1977?
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

IBM 1401 Computer Produced and Maintained Library Circulation Records

Description: Report issued by the University of California Lawrence Radiation Laboratory discussing a method of updating library circulation records on an IBM 1401 computer. The report describes the methods of generating and updating the records using transaction cards to create computer tapes that are sorted and updated to prepare current reports of circulation information.
Date: January 23, 1964
Creator: Kennedy, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil-Shale: An Historical, Technical, and Economic Study

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing studies conducted on the development of the oil-shale industry from a historical, technical, and economic perspective. Results of the studies are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: July 1922
Creator: Gavin, Martin J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analyses of Alaska Coals

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the coal fields of Alaska. Analyses of the Alaskan coal fields are presented in detail. This report includes tables, and a map.
Date: 1946
Creator: Gates, George O. & Fieldner, Arno Carl
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cold-Mold Arc Melting and Casting

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the cold-mold arc-melting technology and techniques. As stated in the introduction, "the objectives of this book are twofold: To accumulate and update Bureau of Mines contributions to cold-mold arc melting and casting, and, by addition of pertinent chapters, to provide production melters and researchers with the best possible view of the overall technique" (p. 1). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1968
Creator: Beall, R. A.; Caputo, F.; Hayes, E. T.; Asai, G.; Roberson, A. H.; Clites, P. G. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Collecting and Examining Subsurface Samples of Petroleum

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing subsurface samples of petroleum. As stated in the scope of report, "the Bureau of Mines has developed special equipment and procedures for obtaining samples of petroleum under pressure from the bottom of wells and for examining these samples in the laboratory" (p. 4). This report includes tables, illustrations, and a photograph.
Date: 1941
Creator: Grandone, Peter & Cook, Alton B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ball-Mill Grinding

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the ball-mill grinding technique. Different methods of mill grinding are presented and compared with ball-mill grinding. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1937
Creator: Coghill, Will H. & DeVaney, Fred D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Leaching Nonsulphide Copper Ores with Sulphur Dioxide

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the sulfurous acid leaching of the Southwest experiment station. Operations and analyses of the experiment station are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 1923
Creator: Van Barneveld, Charles E. & Leaver, Edmund S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Coal Deposits in the Fairview and Coal City Basins of Coosa Field, St. Clair County, Alabama: Reserves, Petrography, and Chemical Properties of Coals; Washability Characteristics of Coal from Fairview Bew; and Geology of Area

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the coal deposits in Saint Clair County, Alabama. Investigations of the estimated reserves and analyses of the coal fields in this area are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1949
Creator: Toenges, Albert L.; Turnbull, Louis A.; Jolley, Theodore R.; Shields, Joseph J.; Smith, H. L.; O'Donnell, H. J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analyses of Kentucky Coals

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing analyses of the Eastern and Western coal fields in Kentucky. The two coal fields are described in detail. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1944
Creator: McFarlan, Arthur C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analyses of Pennsylvania Anthracitic Coals

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania. History, geology, and mining methods of the anthracite fields are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and maps.
Date: 1944
Creator: Ashley, George H.; Toenges, Albert L.; McElroy, G. E.; Siclen, M. Van; Buch, J. W.; Snyder, N. H. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: May to August, 1917

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines: "This publication is devoted exclusively to a review and abstracts of decisions based on the laws governing the rights and duties of mine owners, operators, miners, and persons trafficking in all kinds of mining properties. It includes abstracts of current decisions of all the Federal and State courts of last resort on questions relating to the mining industries" (Bulletin 61, p. 9).
Date: December 1917
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Contributions to the Data on Theoretical Metallurgy: [Part] 7. The Thermodynamic Properties of Sulphur and its Inorganic Compounds

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the thermodynamic properties of sulfur, and its inorganic compounds. As stated in the introduction, "the present bulletin has as its primary purpose the correlation of the thermodynamic properties of elementary sulfur and its inorganic compounds and the presentation, after careful consideration of all available information, of a self-consistent system of thermodynamic relationships for these substances" (p. 1). This report includes tables.
Date: 1937
Creator: Kelley, K. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department